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Publetariat Dispatch: Smashwords 2012 Year In Review

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Smashwords founder Mark Coker takes a look back at some of the trends and developments witnessed in trade publishing and ebooks in 2012. The Power In Publishing Is Shifting To Authors Back in 2007, we designed our logo with this revolutionary ideal in mind. The up-thrusting fist holding the book represented […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: KDP Select – Is It Worth It?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Duolit team member Shannon O’Neil shares her experiences and lessons learned from participation in Amazon’s KDP Select program. As if it wasn’t difficult enough for us to keep up with our social media accounts, emails and writing — the authors’ life also calls for us to stay on top of ever-changing […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Update on Categories and Keywords: Why Authors Should Still Care

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke shares information and her experiences pertaining to the use of keywords, categories and tags on Amazon. A year ago (October 2011), I wrote a piece entitled Categories, Key words, and Tags, Oh My!: Why Should an Author Care?, which has become the most frequently viewed post […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Being In The KDP Select Is Not A Bad Business Decision — For Me.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses her experiences with Amazon KDP Select. My two historical mysteries, Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits,  have come to the end of their first 3 months as part of the KDP Select  program, and I have decided to re-enroll them. I know that a good number  […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Moving Toward Amazon Only

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her reasons for considering a move to Amazon exclusivity. And the craziness continues. Yesterday The Sex Club, which  is now selling well again, was suddenly being discounted on Amazon from  $2.99 to $.99. Which means, I was suddenly making a third of the money.  After cursing loud […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Amazon’s KDP Select Results

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her experiences with Amazon’s KDP Select program. This post originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog on 12/16/11 and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. When Amazon asked me to enroll a few books its KDP Select  program, I went along. Like […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Categories, Key Words, and Tags, Oh My: Why should an Author Care?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses Amazon “tagging”, and why authors need to know more about it. Two weeks ago I published my second historical mystery, Uneasy Spirits,  and in the process I was reminded of how confusing it can be to  determine the best category and key words I should use […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Edits Ahoy! Are You Onboard?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, we share this post by Kimberly Hitchens, founder of Booknook.biz, which originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective site on 10/4/11, and was reprinted on Publetariat in its entirety with that site’s permission. For  those of you who’ve missed the latest, Amazon initially yanked and  wirelessly replaced, and then removed entirely from sale, a […]

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Q&A about the Kindle Fire

If you have questions about the new Kindle Fire like we do, don’t miss this piece in the the Seattle Times by Brier Dudley, where Amazon Kindle Vice President, Dave Limp talks about what the Kindle Fire will and won’t do.  Here’s one about email I’d been pondering. Q: Will the Fire be used for productivity […]

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Shadonna Richards shares her story.

“Wow! Thank you so much for the beautiful review and the opportunity to be an Ebook of the Day sponsor. My sales rank so far today has climbed to #792 (from 109,000) overall and to the  #1 spot in the alternative medicine/Meditation list. I look forward to many more sponsorships in the future. You guys […]

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Big Three Decide To Share Numbers

You likely saw this piece in the New York Times about the big three publishers all “deciding” to share their data on books sold with their authors.  There had not been an easy or accurate way for authors to do this until very recently, thanks to Amazon providing it last year via BookScan.  Seems like […]

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